• Kate can't stand Tom receiving birthday presents...

  • When I compliment Jane, Leo complains I don't love him...

  • Whenever I turn my back, my kids start fighting...

  • Jeremy can't accept that he has fewer privileges than his older sister...

  • I just can't understand why my daughters can't just be best friends...​

What the 4 sessions cover
  • How to understand your children's versions of the bad and the ugly in their siblings so that you can begin to understand the 'hatefulness triggers' in your family

  • How to help your children to understand and deal with their hostility towards each other so that they can begin to accept and regulate their feelings

  • How to love each of your children uniquely, according to their current needs so that comparisons no longer wreak havoc in your family

  • How to intervene effectively in fights so that your children can learn from their differences and begin to resolve conflicts honourably and independently​

Sibling rivary can drive parents crazy and hinder healthy child development. Childrearing Matters's 4-evening training 'Deal effectively with sibling rivalry gives parents concrete tools to help c'ildren - and their parents - to enjoy eachother's company and thrive together.

“Alison's courses help everyone in our family to feel seen and valued. We can appreciate each other again

- a gift. ”


Claire van Oers, Leiden


Humane and uplifting ...

Deal effectively with sibling rivalry

Acquire knowledge and skills to help children stop competing and get the most out of their relationships with each other!

At the end of the interactive 4-session training you’ll know how to:

  • Help your children to understand their feelings of envy and jealousy towards each other

  • Cope with your children’s competitiveness and insecurity

  • Let you go of expectations and create an atmosphere of mutual acceptance and respect

  • Help your children to express their feelings acceptably

  • Help your children to resolve sibling conflicts independently​

Course details 
Nieuw voor 2018

Intensive, interactive course on 4 Monday evenings ​

For whom:

Parents and professionals involved with competitive brothers and sisters from 4-18 

When (2 options):

  • June 11, 18, 25; July 2, 7.30-10.00 pm or

  • September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 7.30-10.00 pm


Matchpartner, Boerhaavelaan 4, 2334EN Leiden

(2 minutes’ walk from Leiden Station; free parking)

With thanks to Matchpartner for their hospitality!


219 euros including refreshments and materials

Childrearing Matters Advice & Training
Kwaakhaven 10 
2341 NW Oegstgeest
KvK nummer 72243732

NVO-registered orthopedagogue
Developer GIZ-methodology 

Tel: + 31 6 204 204 64 

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